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  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (English, Hardback) Lewis Carroll, Salvador Dali

    Published in association with the National Museum of Mathematics, New York.

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  • The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
    The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm (English, Paperback) Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm

    Collects the Grimm brothers' "Children's and Household Tales," a group of stories that include such famous tales as "Rapunzel," "Hansel and Gretel," and "Cinderella."

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  • The Seduction of Curves
    The Seduction of Curves (English, Hardback) Allan McRobie

    A lavishly illustrated book that explores the language of curves that spans the human body, science, engineering, and art...

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  • The Notebooks
    The Notebooks (English, Hardback) Jean-Michel Basquiat

    Printed in the style of a school composition book.

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  • 1177 B.C.
    1177 B.C. (English, Paperback) Eric H. Cline

    In 1177 B.C., marauding groups known only as the "Sea Peoples" invaded Egypt. The pharaoh's army and navy managed to defeat them, but the victory so weakened Egypt that it soon slid into decline, as did most of the surrounding civilizations. After centuries of brilliance, the civilized world of the Bronze Age came to an abrupt and cataclysmic end. Kingdoms fell like dominoes over the course of...

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  • On Bullshit
    On Bullshit (English, Hardback) Harry G. Frankfurt

    Explores how bullshit is distinct from lying. This book argues that bullshitters misrepresent themselves to their audience not as liars do, that is, by deliberately making false claims about what is true. It claims that bullshitters seek to convey a certain impression of themselves without being concerned about whether anything at all is true.

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  • The House of Government
    The House of Government (English, Hardback) Yuri Slezkine

    On the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, the epic story of an enormous apartment building where Communist true believers lived before their destruction...

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  • Insomniac Dreams
    Insomniac Dreams (English, Hardback) Vladimir Nabokov

    First publication of an index-card diary in which Nabokov recorded sixty-four dreams and subsequent daytime episodes, allowing the reader a glimpse of his innermost life.

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  • Men, Women, and Chain Saws
    Men, Women, and Chain Saws (English, Paperback) Carol J. Clover

    From its first publication in 1992, Men, Women, and Chain Saws has offered a groundbreaking perspective on the creativity and influence of horror cinema since the mid-1970s. Investigating the popularity of the low-budget tradition, Carol Clover looks in particular at slasher, occult, and rape-revenge films. Although such movies have been traditionally understood as offering only sadistic pleasures...

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  • Mastering 'Metrics
    Mastering 'Metrics (English, Paperback) Joshua David Angrist, Jorn-Steffen Pischke

    Applied econometrics, known to aficionados as 'metrics, is the original data science. 'Metrics encompasses the statistical methods economists use to untangle cause and effect in human affairs. Through accessible discussion and with a dose of kung fu-themed humor, Mastering 'Metrics presents the essential tools of econometric research and demonstrates why econometrics is exciting and useful....

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  • Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don't Talk about It)
    Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don't Talk about It) (English, Hardback) Elizabeth Anderson

    Why our workplaces are authoritarian private governments?and why we can't see it...

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  • The Fate of Rome
    The Fate of Rome (English, Hardback) Kyle Harper

    A sweeping new history of how climate change and disease helped bring down the Roman Empire...

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  • The Rise and Fall of American Growth
    The Rise and Fall of American Growth (English, Paperback) Robert J. Gordon

    In the century after the Civil War, an economic revolution improved the American standard of living in ways previously unimaginable. Electric lighting, indoor plumbing, motor vehicles, air travel, and television transformed households and workplaces. But has that era of unprecedented growth come to an end? Weaving together a vivid narrative, historical anecdotes, and economic analysis, The Rise...

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  • Birds of Botswana
    Birds of Botswana (English, Paperback) Peter Hancock, Ingrid Weiersbye

    Here is the ultimate field guide to Botswana's stunningly diverse birdlife. Covering all 597 species recorded to date, Birds of Botswana features more than 1,200 superb color illustrations, detailed species accounts, seasonality and breeding bars, and a color distribution map for each species. Drawing on the latest regional and national data, the book highlights the best birding areas in Botswana,...

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  • Ethics in the Real World
    Ethics in the Real World (English, Paperback) Peter Singer

    Peter Singer is often described as the world's most influential philosopher. He is also one of its most controversial. The author of important books such as Animal Liberation, Practical Ethics, Rethinking Life and Death, and The Life You Can Save, he helped launch the animal rights and effective altruism movements and contributed to the development of bioethics. Now, in Ethics in the Real World,...

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  • The Passions and the Interests
    The Passions and the Interests (English, Paperback) Albert O. Hirschman

    Reconstructs the intellectual climate of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to illuminate the intricate ideological transformation that occurred, wherein the pursuit of material interests - so long condemned as the deadly sin of avarice - was assigned the role of containing the unruly and destructive passions of man.

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  • Wildlife of the Caribbean
    Wildlife of the Caribbean (English, Paperback) Herbert A. Raffaele, James Wiley

    A guide to the natural world of the Caribbean islands. It contains 600 vivid color images featuring 451 species of plants, birds, mammals, fish, seashells, and more.

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  • The Expanding Blaze
    The Expanding Blaze (English, Hardback) Jonathan Israel

    A major intellectual history of the American Revolution and its influence on later revolutions in Europe and the Americas...

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  • The Soul of the World
    The Soul of the World (English, Paperback) Roger Scruton

    Discusses why a sense of the sacred is essential to human life and how moral judgements, aesthetic experiences, and personal relationships point to the possibility of a transcendent dimension that is not fully explained by science.

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  • Summing It Up
    Summing It Up (English, Hardback) Avner Ash, Robert Gross

    We use addition on a daily basis?yet how many of us stop to truly consider the enormous and remarkable ramifications of this mathematical activity? Summing It Up uses addition as a springboard to present a fascinating and accessible look at numbers and number theory, and how we apply beautiful numerical properties to answer math problems. Mathematicians Avner Ash and Robert Gross explore...

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